In New York: Actor-philanthropist Hugh O'Brian, 81, was recently wed. The bride is 54-year-old Virginia Barber, now known as Virginia O'Brian. "Oh, like the actress, Virginia O'Brien!" I remarked to…
"Back to Basics, " the two-CD set from Christina Aguilera, posted the highest first week sales for a female artist this year. RCA set sold 342,000 copies in the week ended Sunday, according to…
So you want something different on classical Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Hollywood Bowl? The Los Angeles Philharmonic made a perhaps bizarre, perhaps prophetic leap in that direction Tuesday…
Valerie Ervin, Ray Charles longtime executive assistant, has been appointed interim chief operating officer of Ray Charles Enterprises. Company had been run by Charles' longtime manager Joe Adams…
In the film "I Trust You to Kill Me," Kiefer Sutherland is a less-than-qualified band manager hitting the road with one of his acts. The twist: The role is for real. Gary Rubin's First Independent…
Trans World Entertainment, the last giant music retailer, has emerged as the likely buyer of Tower Records, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday.
In New York: Bette Midler does let grass grow under her feet. Now plans are firmed up for her Hulaween benefit at the Waldorf, making money for the New York Restoration Project! The Hulaween on Oct…
The BRIT awards, Blighty's music industry kudos, will air live for the first time in 18 years on commercial broadcaster ITV from London's Earls Court on Feb. 14.
The Weinstein Co. has acquired worldwide rights to the docu "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," directed by "Harlan County USA" helmer Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck. Pic will world preem as a gala…
Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man, the New York-based music agency that represents Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne and Arctic Monkeys.
The Flanders Film Festival has announced the nominations for the sixth edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, taking place during the fest in Ghent, Belgium, on Oct. 14.